Another controversial statement of CrossFit CEO

A few days ago it was time again for a controversial statement of CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman:

In the usual convoluted way, there is an update post from the official CrossFit account:

A lot of athletes spoke out against this kind of behavior, like Tia-Clair Toomey, Rich Froning, Noah Ohlsen, Katrín Tanja Davíðsdóttir for example:

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I wanted to start by saying that I am incredibly saddened, disappointed and frustrated with the actions and words of Crossfit HQ and in particular Greg Glassman. I’m deeply apologetic from the bottom of my heart to all the people who have had to witness this ignorance and the pain it causes. A lack of acknowledgement and empathy for those who are fighting for basic human rights and equality is simply inexcusable and it’s behaviour that we cannot stand for. It has made both Shane and I incredibly ashamed to be a part of an organisation that we have dedicated so much of ourselves to. If it has us angered and disappointed like we are, we couldn’t even begin to imagine how these words and actions affect the extremely diverse global community of crossfitters and supporters who have all dedicated so much time, money and passion to the sport. But this is much bigger than the sport. For those who continue to be dismissive of inequality, you must understand that this is a truly GLOBAL issue and we NO longer can sit idle and do or say nothing. It’s on ALL of us to keep fighting the cause globally until systemic racism and the inhumane treatment of black communities around the globe no longer exists. I said earlier that this issue is much bigger than sport, yet sport and the functional fitness space has a really important part to play. Sport and fitness bring us together and unite us in such a powerful and profound way. I want my platform to drive positivity, unity and the overall message that no matter your skin colour or cultural background, we should all inspire one another to be the best versions of themselves. I want my platform to reflect the values and beliefs of the community I feel most comfortable in, a community that raises up those around them and gives everybody their own individual opportunity to be a champion. My future with Crossfit is unclear and depends on the direction of HQ. I will continue to stand against ignorance and stand alongside those who fight abuse, hatred and racism.

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Armen Hammer tries to collect a list of all athletes and gyms which are discontinuing their relationship with CrossFit HQ on his instagram. There also is a post on reddit with the same goal.

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A running list of athletes choosing to not participate in the 2020 CrossFit Games: @blacksmifff @nohlsen @kristieramo ____ A running list of brands stepping away from CrossFit Inc: @reebok @romwod @nobullproject @roguefitness @fitaid @btwbapp @beam ____ A running list of gyms de-affiliating from CrossFit: @ncfit_collective @crossfitinvictus @linchpinathletics @dekacomp @karhustrength @dogtownsc Terminus CrossFit Collaboration Motown CrossFit South Brooklyn @crossfitaviator @deucegym @12labours @vampersfitness CrossFit Flushing @streamline_fit CrossFit Central ATX @workhardlivefit @cueseattle @bricknewyork @bricklosangeles @crossfitqueens @crossfitunionsquare CrossFit Veni Vidi Vici @6s.fitness @communityunifyroanoke CrossFit RVA @champlaignevalleycf Training Think Tank @deriveathletics @crossfitpolaris @hog_town_fitness @tidalcrossfit @crossfitcentral CrossFit DC @tiltshiftlab @ao_athleticacademy @crossfithorsepower @crossfithighvoltage @crossfit_cove @inversion_west @inversion_yl @inversion_dtlb CrossFit Intensify @pendulum.fitness @resistanceathletics @crossfitforest @crossfitmaumelle @belmontheightsfitness @carouselcrossfit @tectoniccrossfit Q-town CrossFit @polskystrength @immortalfitness CrossFit Edina @guerillafitnessmontclair @paradisocommunity @cf.glendale Hardware Strength and Conditioning @torrance_training_lab @goliath_athletics @westfitnesssantacruz @sofitathletics CrossFit RDU CrossFit Laurel @crossfitspringfield @poundstrong CrossFit Grandview @treelinecrossfit @crossfitdynamix CrossFit Battery @iron.regime @polaris_fit @poweredbymovementchicago @sparkcrossfit @clermontfit.co @subufit @gateway_fitnessobsession @surfsidefit.co @strangestrengthandconditioning Transcona Fitness @crossfit_darkside @crossfitorale @crossfit323 @cfamped ____

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